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2017 Newbery Medal: The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Girl Who Drank the MoonIt’s official…The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill, is the winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal (which celebrates achievement in children’s literature).

“Moonlight is magic. Ask anyone you like.” Barnhill’s story is also pure magic, distinguished by careful development of a complex plot and indelible evocation of unique characters. Love, heartbreak, hope, sorrow, and wonder all shine in exquisite, lyrical prose.

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Bailey’s Story: Second in the series “New Books for Boys”

baileys-storyAnd here is the second “new books for boys” I read and enjoyed ’cause I love dogs…
Bailey’s Story, by W. Bruce Cameron

This book was told from the perspective of the dog, Bailey – as the book’s front cover reads “An Irresistible Tale of a Dog and His Boy”.  The reader will follow Bailey, from his earliest puppyhood memories in a puppy mill, to his rescue and new home which includes Bailey’s boy, Ethan, and their growing up years. Continue reading Bailey’s Story: Second in the series “New Books for Boys”